Strick, Peter L. |
Distinguished Professor & Chair of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (primary appoint.)
Thomas Detre Endowed Chair in Neuroscience
Professor, Depts. of Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry (second. appoints.)
Co-Director of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)
Director, Systems Neuroscience Institute (SNI)
Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center (NIC)
Scientific Director, University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (UPBI)
Campus Address: 4074 BST3
3501 Fifth Ave, STE 4074
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3301
Website: http://strick.pitt.edu (lab access only)
Dr. Strick's research focuses on 4 major topics: (i) the motor areas of the cerebral cortex- their involvement in movement generation and control, as well as in motor skill acquisition and retention; (ii) the motor, cognitive and affective functions of the basal ganglia and cerebellum; (iii) the neural basis for the mind-body connection; and (iv) unraveling the complex neural networks that comprise the central nervous system.
Cortical motor areas:
The motor cortex communicates with the kidney.
Subdivisions of primary motor cortex based on cortico-motoneuronal cells.
Muscle representation in the macaque motor cortex: an anatomical perspective.
The origin of corticospinal projections from the premotor areas in the frontal lobe.
Muscle and movement representation in M1:
Corticomotoneuronal cells are "functionally tuned".
Direction of action is represented in the ventral premotor cortex.
Muscle and movement representations in the primary motor cortex.
Motor skill acquisition and retention:
Extended practice of a motor skill is associated with reduced metabolic activity in M1.
Skill representation in the primary motor cortex after long-term practice.
Activation of the supplementary motor area (SMA) during performance of visually guided movements.
Motor areas of the medial wall: a review of their location and functional activation.
Basal ganglia and cerebellar connections with the cerebral cortex and with each other:
The basal ganglia communicate with the cerebellum.
The cerebellum communicates with the basal ganglia.
Cerebellar loops with motor cortex and prefrontal cortex of a nonhuman primate.
Parallel organization of functionally segregated circuits linking basal ganglia and cortex.
Development of transneuronal tracing with neurotropic viruses:
Transneuronal tracing with neurotropic viruses reveals network macroarchitecture.
Rabies as a transneuronal tracer of circuits in the central nervous system.
Direction of transneuronal transport of herpes simplex virus 1 in the primate motor system is strain-dependent.
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